Recycling at Six FLags

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 12:58 PM
I was at Six Flags today and noticed they don't have recycling bins for plastic bottles. Does anyone know why they don't? I understand it probably be a huge project and require money but look at the environmental bonuses. Even if half the people in the park who used plastic recycled it would make a difference.

I'm not a save the planet earth person but I believe if your company is producing that much waste they should try to help recycle. I bet if they saved all the bottles and took it down to MD for 5 cents a piece they could make some money for charity.

Does anyone know of any parks that do recycle?

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 1:12 PM
I believe Knoebels recycles their paper drink cups, maybe other things as well. I'd like to see Holiday World recycle their cups as well; that free drink program really seems to produce a ton of cups.

And there's no shame in being a "save the earth person." In fact, there's more shame if you aren't.

If the park doesn't recycle, I try to bring any recylables home with me. I also use the "cooler in thr trunk" method not only to save money but also to cut down on the amount of garbage I produce.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 1:34 PM
That's a big one! I really wish that would be something kids would learn in school. Along with how to treat other people, etc. It's really a biggie, the 'blue bag' recycling program in Chicago has FAILED (even though everyone acts like its still goin on) because people just don't follow the rules and do their (small) part.

It's not difficult, but people are lazy and just don't care. I think it would be a great thing! Not only that, but I think the parks could make a little money with the recyclable plastic (and cardboard for that matter), it's not much, but it's a good responsible thing to do. Especially being Americans and all...

peace :)

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 2:04 PM
But at Knoebels, I think there should be more bins for recycling, and they should be right next to the regular trash bins. Not all of them necessarily are. Many people won't bother walking 5 or 10 extra steps to a special bin, let alone carry a cup around until they find a recycling bin, so they just chuck everything into the trash.
Wednesday, June 14, 2006 2:42 PM
True, I've often suspected that people use the garbage and recycling cans interchangeably.

But at least they make an effort, which is more than I can say for 80% of the citizens of Columbus! :)

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 2:56 PM
Cost would probably be the biggest reason. Trash receptacles can cost $500 each. Who is going to pay for the additional cost of each of those containers. Guess what? You and me. People think SF is expensive now. Add another $1 or $2 to the admission price for a recycle bin.

Zoning is another, there is no standard, what you recycle in one area, may not be recycled in another. Labor is another reason, you have to pay someone to sort it (at least hear in Washington, D.C.) and you have to pay twice as many people to push/pull the trash carts (one to empty the recycle bin into the recycle collection bin and another to empty the trash bin).

Lastly, why is this only a Six Flags problem. The thread should've been title Recycling at Amsuement Parks.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 2:59 PM
Well, if you believe Penn and Teller's Bull**** show, specifically the episode on recycling, the recycling efforts in this country actually do more harm than good.
lata, jeremy
*poking our resident swamp-dwelling-tree-hugging-hippie with a dull stick* ;)
Wednesday, June 14, 2006 3:17 PM
^ LOL, you know YOU can't post without me seeing it... ;)

Honestly, *if* we had a government that was worth, well, anything....then recycling WOULD pay. Tax new paper and use those taxes to subsidize recycled - heck, you could even reduce the "giveaways" on federal lands to the logging companies?

The reason recycling ISN'T working, well, the people in charge don't have any *personal* interest in MAKING it work...kinda like the oil-barons losing out IF plastic recycling were to operate properly... ;)

Meh, I know I'm nuts... :)

P.S. I remember going to Guest Relations at IoA and *praising* the recycle bins at Seuss Landing....not TOO much longer, they were all over the IoA/USF complex...

See how powerful I am? ;) /end sarcasm

One man CAN make a difference...if he has Bill Gates' wealth... ;)

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006 3:45 PM

2Hostyl said:
Well, if you believe Penn and Teller's Bull**** show, specifically the episode on recycling, the recycling efforts in this country actually do more harm than good.

Ha! I do indeed believe and agree with it. :)

I read this thread and then thought better about quoting facts from comedian/magician/entertainers, but since you did first I can easily come out in support.

That show destroys. I agree with 95% of their viewpoints and if you investigate further, their stats are always spot on.

The recycling and PETA shows are two of my favorites and are two great examples of how people mindlessly follow causes that claim to be doing good.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 4:27 PM
^ I guess this kinda reminds me a little of Americana, Lesourdsville, whatever....

Because it DOESN'T work with substandard administration means that it CANNOT work under ANY management? Maybe *I* am the real optimist here....scary!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 4:54 PM
No, that makes perfect sense. :)

If anything, lobby for a change in the system rather than the total adoption of a system that does more harm than good.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 5:06 PM

Lord Gonchar said:

The recycling and PETA shows are two of my favorites and are two great examples of how people mindlessly follow causes that claim to be doing good.

Right, and then the show itself could be a great example of how people mindlessly follow claims P&T make as well.

I enjoy the show myself, but let's not forget that sword easily cuts both ways....

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 5:15 PM
Fair enough. :)

But PETA is still a hypocritcal joke of a media whore group that partakes in extremely questionable actions and recycling as it stands does little to nothing to help a problem that barely exists and potentially makes it worse in certain areas.

Penn & Teller remain barely qualified entertainers whose motivation for doing such as show are quite possibly as questionable as the groups/topics they rip to shreds.

The line has been drawn and I've chosen which side I stand on.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 5:57 PM
I absolutely loved the bit where P&T had the 10 to 12 different colored bins in front of that guy's house and he was still agreeing that sorting his garbage into all of that "wasn't a hassle".



Wednesday, June 14, 2006 10:37 PM
Phoenix, Looper... I guess Knoebels does do a pretty good job of recycling. When you think of it, just about every park out there has at least one ride that was originally at some other park. So don't knock it.

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